Forum Searches - A Tip

Questions new members commonly ask e.g. Which kayak should I buy?
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Rhino
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Forum Searches - A Tip

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The search functions on forums are generally pretty ordinary.

Here's a tip I find useful sometimes: - Use Google - Add your search terms and just add vyak to it.
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Post by Robeld »

Good tip rhino, just tried it and works a treat. :thumbsup: :clap:
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Post by vikodin »

Rhino wrote:The search functions on forums are generally pretty ordinary.

Here's a tip I find useful sometimes: - Use Google - Add your search terms and just add vyak to it.
I'll add another tip for google searching vyak posts
If your searching for a certain members post put their forum name in the search as well as vyak.
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vikodin wrote:
Rhino wrote:The search functions on forums are generally pretty ordinary.

Here's a tip I find useful sometimes: - Use Google - Add your search terms and just add vyak to it.
I'll add another tip for google searching vyak posts
If your searching for a certain members post put their forum name in the search as well as vyak.
That's true Jaryd. You can put as much information as you like into your search.

Vyak posts will almost always be the first result shown.
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You can then click on the last line shown above (more results from vyak.net) and open up all the search results.
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Post by maverick »

Great info guys.
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Very helpful Rhino, I will give it a try! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Mods can we get this as a sticky on every page :up:
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Post by HughAdam »

Great tips man.
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Post by Steve_R »

You can get even better results using advanced Google search methods, which can help find the needle of information in the haystack of rubbish.
http://jwebnet.net/advancedgooglesearch.html
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